15 days in North Carolina Itinerary

15 days in North Carolina Itinerary

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Kill Devil Hills
— 1 night
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Avon, Hatteras Island
— 1 night
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New Bern
— 1 night
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Wilmington
— 2 nights
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Raleigh
— 3 nights
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Greensboro
— 2 nights
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Asheville
— 3 nights
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Kill Devil Hills

Kill Devil Hills is a town in Dare County, North Carolina. On the 1st (Sun), take a leisurely stroll along Duck Town Boardwalk and then view the masterpieces at The Bird Store - The Outer Banks Wildlife Gallery.

To see traveler tips, photos, ratings, and tourist information, use the Kill Devil Hills trip tool.

Detroit to Kill Devil Hills is an approximately 6-hour flight. You can also drive; or do a combination of bus and taxi. Traveling from Detroit in September, plan for somewhat warmer nights in Kill Devil Hills, with lows around 69°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 2nd (Mon) so you can go by car to Avon.

Things to do in Kill Devil Hills

Museums · Historic Sites · Shopping · Fun & Games

Side Trips

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Avon, Hatteras Island

Avon is an unincorporated community and census-designated place (CDP) in Dare County in the U.S. On the 3rd (Tue), view the masterpieces at Kinnakeet Clay Studio & Showroom, then enjoy the sea views from Cape Hatteras Lighthouse, then hunt for treasures at Buxton Seafood, and finally kick back and relax at Haulover.

To see more things to do, ratings, maps, and other tourist information, you can read our Avon trip planner.

Getting from Kill Devil Hills to Avon by car takes about 1.5 hours. Expect a daytime high around 82°F in September, and nighttime lows around 70°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 3rd (Tue) so you can travel to New Bern.

Things to do in Avon

Outdoors · Beaches · Shopping · Parks

Side Trip

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New Bern

New Bern is a city in Craven County, North Carolina, United States. Start off your visit on the 4th (Wed): browse the fresh offerings at New Bern Farmers Market, steep yourself in history at North Carolina History Center - Tryon Palace, steep yourself in history at Birthplace of Pepsi-Cola, then take in the exciting artwork at Carolina Creations Fine Art & Contemporary Gallery, and finally get a taste of the local shopping with Fine Art at Baxters. On the next day, browse for treasures at New Berne Antiques and Collectibles, get your bearings at New Bern Riverfront Convention Center, then look for gifts at Mitchell Hardware, then get engrossed in the history at Foscue Plantation, and finally take an in-depth tour of New Bern Academy Museum.

To find more things to do, traveler tips, other places to visit, and more tourist information, you can read our New Bern trip itinerary planner.

Getting from Avon to New Bern by car takes about 3.5 hours. Expect a daytime high around 84°F in September, and nighttime lows around 67°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 5th (Thu) to allow time to drive to Wilmington.

Things to do in New Bern

Shopping · Museums · Historic Sites

Side Trip

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Wilmington

Holiday in Willington to discover a charming coastal city filled with azalea gardens, historical neighborhoods, and cozy cafes.
Kick off your visit on the 6th (Fri): browse the different shops at The Cotton Exchange, explore the world behind art at Expo 216, then step aboard Battleship North Carolina, and finally view the masterpieces at River to Sea Gallery. Here are some ideas for day two: contemplate the long history of Airlie Gardens, pick up some new knowledge with Going Local Nc, get a taste of the local shopping with Motts Channel Seafood, view the masterpieces at Franklin Square Gallery, then take in the exciting artwork at Artshak Studio and Gallery, and finally look for gifts at Haag and Sons Seafood.

For photos, reviews, where to stay, and other tourist information, refer to the Wilmington online vacation planner.

Getting from New Bern to Wilmington by car takes about 2 hours. Other options: take a bus. In September, daily temperatures in Wilmington can reach 84°F, while at night they dip to 68°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 7th (Sat) early enough to go by car to Raleigh.

Things to do in Wilmington

Shopping · Museums · Historic Sites · Classes

Side Trips

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Raleigh

City of Oaks

For those not from the South, Raleigh might be one of the region's better-kept travel secrets.
Let the collections at Cedar Creek Gallery & Pottery and North Carolina Museum of Natural Sciences capture your imagination. Get some cultural insight at North Hills and North Carolina Museum of Art. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Raleigh: Pittsboro (McIntyre's Fine Books and Bookends & The Joyful Jewel), FRANK Gallery (in Chapel Hill) and Fayetteville (Airborne and Special Operations Museum & David McCune International Art Gallery). There's still lots to do: browse the eclectic array of goods at State Farmers Market and buy something for everyone on your list at Streets at Southpoint.

To find more things to do, photos, ratings, and other tourist information, refer to the Raleigh trip itinerary maker site.

Getting from Wilmington to Raleigh by car takes about 2.5 hours. Other options: take a bus. Traveling from Wilmington in September, expect little chillier with lows of 63°F in Raleigh. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 10th (Tue) so you can go by car to Greensboro.

Things to do in Raleigh

Shopping · Museums · Neighborhoods · Childrens Museums

Side Trips

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Greensboro

Greensboro is a city in the U.S. On the 11th (Wed), hunt for treasures at Piedmont Triad Farmers Market, see the interesting displays at Richard Childress Racing, contemplate the long history of Old Salem Museums & Gardens, then take in the exciting artwork at Piedmon Craftsmen, and finally get a taste of the local shopping with Ambleside Gallery. Keep things going the next day: get curious at Greensboro Science Center, browse for treasures at Gibsonville Antiques & Collectibles, and then see the interesting displays at International Civil Rights Center & Museum.

For other places to visit, photos, and tourist information, refer to the Greensboro sightseeing planning website.

Getting from Raleigh to Greensboro by car takes about 1.5 hours. Other options: take a train; or take a bus. In September, daily temperatures in Greensboro can reach 81°F, while at night they dip to 63°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 12th (Thu) to allow time to drive to Asheville.

Things to do in Greensboro

Museums · Shopping · Historic Sites · Childrens Museums

Side Trips

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Asheville

Land of the Sky

Asheville nestles between two major mountain ranges in the scenic western section of North Carolina.
Satisfy your inner culture vulture at New Morning Gallery and Philip DeAngelo Studio. Do your shopping at Ariel Gallery and Jonas Gerard Fine Art. Get out of town with these interesting Asheville side-trips: Waynesville (Cedar Hill Studio & Gallery & Barber Orchard Fruitstand) and Wheels Through Time Transportation Museum (in Maggie Valley). Next up on the itinerary: take in the exciting artwork at St.Claire Art, get a taste of the local shopping with Blue Spiral 1, admire the masterpieces at Downtown Asheville Art District, and wander the streets of River Arts District.

To find reviews, maps, photos, and tourist information, read Asheville route planner.

Traveling by car from Greensboro to Asheville takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or fly. In September, daytime highs in Asheville are 79°F, while nighttime lows are 59°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 15th (Sun) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Asheville

Shopping · Museums · Neighborhoods · Historic Sites

Side Trips

North Carolina travel guide

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Historic Sites · Specialty Museums · Zipline
The Tar Heel State
A top destination for a holiday in nature, North Carolina provides a seemingly endless variety of outdoor activities, including hiking, mountain climbing, and skiing. While the state's rural regions offer a taste of traditional Appalachian music and culture, its increasingly diverse big cities feature modern skyscrapers, renowned museums, and historical neighborhoods perfect for sightseeing tours. The coastal region, famous for its year-round temperate climate, attracts millions of annual visitors, making North Carolina the sixth most-visited state in the country. Though it's hard to find a quiet time of year in coastal North Carolina, the state's inland areas retain many secluded corners where you can experience the laid-back Old South atmosphere.